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Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James- 5 Stars

 

This was so creepy! A cold case mystery,  the paranormal, & dual timelines? Sign me up!

In small town Fell, New York, weird things happen at The Sun Down Motel. Doors open and shut, the smell of smoke wafts around, but no one is there. All of these things happened in the 80’s and they’re still happening in the present day when Carly shows up searching for answers about her aunt Viv who worked at the motel back in 1982. Carly’s just lost her mom and wants to know more about her mom’s sister, the aunt she never knew. Carly makes friends with a couple of locals and digs right into the library’s archives, but the real answers lie within the motel…

If you like strong Nancy Drew type heroines check this one out! 

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Book Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen- 4 Stars

 

After Shay Miller witnesses something that shakes her to the core and upends her world day by day,, she thinks it must be fate becoming friends with sisters Cassandra and Jane Moore. Shay is lonely and upset but when the sisters welcome her in and things start happening in her favor, she can’t believe her newfound luck and friendships. Cassandra and Jane are wealthy, beautiful, poised, and intelligent women. They are so kind to Shay and she desperately needs someone who cares about her. But under the surface of the Moore sisters lives is something more sinister and messed up than Shay can imagine!

It is hard to review this without spoilers, but know that like the other books from this author duo, this is a fast paced  mystery that keeps you hooked until your jaw drops at the big revelation!

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press & Netgalley for my advance copy!

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BLOG TOUR! Book Review: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing- 5 Stars {Repost}

I reviewed this title originally in May of last year when it was solely available in hardback, but now it has a dark new cover in paperback form!

A husband and wife need to spice up their marriage. Instead of counseling, more date nights or intimate time, they turn to murder. Scheming, plotting, messed up murders. Told from the husband’s point of view, My Lovely Wife is disturbing and thrilling. The couple themselves are so dark, one more so than the other, and I was glued to the pages pretty much all day, just waiting to see what would happen next!

There are SO many twists, and that bombshell at the end- woah! I will say I started to figure out what was really going on in this relationship but it didn’t ruin the book for me at all. I read a lot of psychological thrillers and this one was definitely unique and different from the typical thriller!

I definitely love this paperback cover more than the hardcover-it just seems so much more eerie! It’s available now, so keep your eyes out! Don’t miss this one!

Thanks to Berkley & Penguin Random House for letting me take part in this blog tour!

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BLOG TOUR! Book Review: The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz- 4 Stars

Princess Grace Kelly’s iconic wedding dress was one of those beauties that had brides clamoring for the exact same look on their special day. This is a story told through three generations of women.

In the late 1950’s, Rose, a seamstress for a highly respected atelier, is tasked with making a wedding gown similar to Grace Kelly’s. Rose is a talented and dedicated seamstress, but when she starts to befriend her client and fall in love with her client’s brother, can she stay focused on her project?

In the 80’s, Joanie is so excited to be wearing her mother’s dress-made with inspiration from Grace Kelly’s, it’s fit for a princess, and Joanie can’t wait for her special day with the special dress. While she does appreciate the gown’s original beauty, she wants to make it her own and adds sleeves much like the dress Princess Diana wore. But when she finds out the truth about her sister, she begins to question if she really knows anything!

In the present day, Rocky is dreading wearing the esteemed wedding dress that has been passed down from generation to generation. She’s a successful entrepreneur who never really saw eye to eye with her mother. She knows this dress isn’t her style, but doesn’t want to hurt her mother.

With each woman, we see glimpses into their family life and romances,  how they are connected to the dress, and what it means to them. This was such a wonderful book. I loved how the story and the dress spanned through time and I enjoyed learning more about the women who were tied to it. A charming story of love, hope, and second chances, this is definitely one to read.

Thank you to Harlequin/Harper Collins & Netgalley for my advance copy and letting me take part in this blog tour. The Grace Kelly Dress is out today!